Honorable Judge Jon M. Payne

Born August 22, 1948. Died August 18, 2020.
Resided in Summerville, GA

HONORABLE JUDGE JON M. PAYNE, age 71, of Martin Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020, in a Rome, Georgia hospital.  Born in Memphis, Tennessee on August 22, 1948, He was a son of the late Dr. Willard Marlin Payne, and Montyne Brock Payne who survives.  Judge Payne was an Eagle Scout, a graduate of Chattooga High School, a Veteran of the U. S. Marines, for several years was a Chattooga County Sheriff’s Deputy, and was elected Chattooga County Probate Judge in 1975 at the age 25 and was the only Probate Judge Chattooga County has known.  He was a member of the Church of Christ.


Surviving are His daughter, Marlie Payne; sons and spouse, Patrick Payne and girl friend, Michelle Glass and Chase and Brandee Payne; mother, Montyne Brock Payne; sister and brother-in-law, Marla and Darrell Wise; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Sue Payne; grandchildren, Laney Payne, Harper Payne, and Logan Payne; special friend, Teresa Scott; several Nieces and Nephews.


Funeral and interment service will be private.  Active Pallbearers Johnny Bass, Gary McConnell. Quinton Wilson, Lann Cordle, Jim Hill, Mark Schrader, Buddy Hill, and Tracy Maddux, Honorary Pallbearers will be Becky Duke and officers of the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department.  Military Honors by Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post #5.


Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for HONORABLE JUDGE JON M. PAYNE.